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A drug that is produced by a chemical reaction in fruits, vegetables, and grains.


A person’s mental and physical abilities have been impaired by alcohol.

Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)

measure of amount of alcohol present in a person’s blood.

Alcohol Poisoning

A dangerous condition that results when a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol over a short time period.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

A group of alcohol-related birth defects that include both physical and mental problems.


A disease characterized by scarring and eventual destruction of the liver.

Binge Drinking

The consumption of a large quantity of alcohol in a very short period of time.


A progressive, chronic disease involving a mental and physical need for alcohol


Persons that create an atmosphere in which the alcoholic can comfortably continue his or her unacceptable behavior.


The physical and psychological reactions that occur when someone stops using an addictive substance.


an addictive drug found in tobacco leaves and products.


capable of causing a user to develop intense cravings.


a thick, oily, dark, liquid that forms when tobacco burns.

Carbon Monoxide

poisonous, colorless, odorless gas.

Smokeless Tobacco

ground tobacco that is chewed or inhaled through the nose.

Physical Dependence

a type of addiction in which the body itself feels a direct need for a drug.

Psychological Dependence

addiction in which the mind sends the body a message that it needs more of a drug.

Second Hand Smoke

environmental tobacco smoke

Side-stream Smoke

smoke that comes directly from a burning cigarette.

Mainstream Smoke

smoke that is exhaled by a smoker.


a substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body or mind.

Drug Misuse

taking or using medicine in a way that is not intended.

Drug Abuse

intentionally using drugs in a way that is unhealthy or illegal.


dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, called Cannabis Sativa.

Anabolic Steroids

synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones.


specific drugs that are obtainable only by prescription & are used to relieve pain.


also known as speed, is a drug that stimulates the central nervous system.

CNS Depressants

substances that slow down normal brain function.


drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses.


when a drug is taken repeatedly and at increasingly high doses, the possible consequences are very dangerous.